Air Force Fitness Test
The sit-up test is the assessment for abdominal muscular endurance. During this assessment, you’ll have one minute to complete as many sit-ups as possible. As you prepare for the sit-up assessment, be sure to wear your standard PT uniform and athletic shoes.
To begin the sit-up assessment, lay on your back with your heels flat on the floor. Bend your knees to a 90-degree angle and cross your arms in front of your chest so that your hands rest on your shoulders or upper chest. You may choose to have a monitor hold your feet down with his or her hands, or his or her knees.
To begin, be sure your hips remain on the floor and use your abdominal muscles to touch your elbows to your knees or upper thigh. This is the up position. Any resting should be done here.
For the return, continue down until your shoulder blades touch the floor. This counts as one sit-up. Be sure that your hands do not lose contact with your shoulders or chest at any time.
The correct number of sit-ups will be counted out loud to you. Incorrect sit-ups will not be counted and you will be instructed on how to correct the error. The total number of correct sit-ups performed in one minute will be recorded as your score.